Jul 17, 2017
Texan military veteran fired for trying to stop shoplifters
A 70-year-old US military veteran in Texas has been fired from the Home Depot hardware store where he worked, for confronting shoplifters. A Home Depot spokesman says his actions were "a very serious safety risk". Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes said the policy is in place for safety reasons. "Last week, we had an associate bitten. We've had stabbings, another associate with serious brain damage, and it goes on from there." "In fact, in just the past 24 hours we've had two shoplifters pull guns at two different stores at both ends of the country. So you can see, it's a very serious safety risk to everyone, even when it doesn't appear to be."
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